I had a chance to build this today, lazy Saturday project, no stain yet but I'm happy with how it turned out. It's a bit of a test run as I'd like to build this out of hardwood, I'm thinking walnut and ash.
She's older for sure but she has had plenty of play and walk time today. We have to limit her, as she won't slow herself down, or it takes three days of rest to get her back to normal. She's a good dog.Nice Vadsy. I see your older (? - by the look of the muzzle) dog has waited patiently with the ball till you were done. Now go play in this beautiful weather we're having!
Thanks for the positive feedback, I'm still brewing the stain for a few more days.Looks great! Nice simple, elegant design, imo.
I'm always open to constructive criticism.That looks good.
Really good, actually
I've made a few custom things myself when I can't find exactly what I'm looking for.
Some have been wood, some metal.
Your stand would be a really nice decorative piece for in the home when done with some hardwood as you are planning.
If you don't mind a little constructive criticism I think I would do a bit more sanding at the ends of the arcs of the cutouts in the sides.
Keep the meeting point(s) of the hole-saw holes and the jig-saw arcs less noticeable.
That's just a tradesman's critical-eye nitpick though.
I'm sure most folks would never notice.
If you plan to use this as an in-home decorative piece only, that will have no need to be disassembled, it might be nice if the hardwood version was fastened with glue and brads to eliminate the screws.
Make it look more like a piece of furniture.
A little filler for the brad holes before sanding and stain/finish.
Are you thinking walnut sides and ash rails?
Or vise versa?
Might be tricky finding a piece of hardwood wide enough for a side.
Maybe some walnut ply with an iron-on edging?
Might take a bit of work to apply inside the cutouts.
Unless perhaps you have an 18" thickness planer (or access to one) and were thinking of gluing strips to create a wide enough piece.
Whichever route you go, I look forward to seeing your pics.
Great project and nicely done.